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June 2016 print issue

There’s a London feel to the June 2016 print issue of Professional Security magazine. We were at Scotland Yard for the Met Police’s awards for security officers and others for their work on crime prevention and community safety; accompanied the covert surveillance operative and trainer Peter Jenkins during his latest foot surveillance in London course; and we report on Project Griffin, which counter-terror police are looking to broaden, as a senior policeman told the recent Counter Terror Expo (CTX) at London Olympia.

We do go further afield, to look at employee travel security. Whether after a natural disaster or act of terror as recently in Paris and Brussels, how can a large organisation check that its travelling staff are safe, and that they do not fall into harm, and so meet the duty of care to staff? We also cover what’s available for informing and updating travellers, about security and related risks, whether apps or portals. One intriguing question of crisis management was also aired at CTX; if a catastrophe such as a chemical attack or a pandemic happens, will your guardforce or other key staff turn up for work, or will they stay away, whether out of fear or because they can’t get childcare at short notice? Managers and planners ought not to assume that staff will do the right thing, according to a researcher.

We bring you our preview of the IFSEC 2016 show, including Roy Cooper’s recollections of the annual show going back five decades.

Plus the regular book review page, pages of new products and services, pages by and for installers, and pages on networked and IP security; pieces by our regular contributors Jim Gannon (on Brexit) and Una Riley (on drones); MD Roy Cooper’s gossip; directory of services; and the four pages of ‘spending the budget’.

You can also read the magazine and previous monthly issues free on the ‘magazine‘ part of the Professional Security magazine website.

More events will feature in the July 2016 print magazine; the second ACS Pacesetters lunch and awards at Windsor racecourse; and more awards presented at Scotland Yard.


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